Final goodbye to Adrian
RED SHIRTS dotted the crowd at the Maryborough Crematorium yesterday as Bunnings staff took time off work to attend the funeral of their young workmate Adrian Hope.
Cars lined the driveway of the crematorium and hundreds of people overflowed out of the Heritage Chapel during the service for the popular 17-year-old.
Photos taken as recently as November were projected on to the wall of the chapel, showing Adrian dressed up and celebrating his graduation from Maryborough High School.
The Maryborough teenager died on December 28 in a two-car smash at Tinana.
The small sedan in which he was a passenger was struck by a utility at the corner of Iindah and Teddington roads.
Police reports indicate alcohol was not a factor and that the 17-year-old female driver of the sedan may not have seen the Give Way sign at the intersection.
The Wide Bay Crash Unit, which is based in Maryborough, was yesterday still investigating the cause of the crash.
Residents have spoken out about the dangerous intersection and said the tragic death was an accident waiting to happen.
Adrian’s mother, Sue Collette, last week told the Chronicle she was “so proud” of her son, who had been granted a scholarship to attend university in Brisbane where he was going to study media, drama and the arts.